Watch for Wildlife joins an International Movement - by Dr. Fraser Shilling, Road Ecology Centre

Dr. Fraser Shilling, Director of the Road Ecology Center and California Roadkill Observation System
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September 28, 2016

Watch for Wildlife Nova Scotia has joined a large and growing family of programs around the world working to reduce wildlife vehicle collisions on our roads. In California, we have the California Roadkill Observation System (, which we started in 2009 to give us a way to record wildlife carcasses on roads and highways. We collect the wildlife data to improve the way we manage human activities, like traffic and roads. We followed this with a system for Maine ( which has similar approaches, with more widgets and buttons like transect monitoring and the ability to record “no wildlife” observations.

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